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PR Account Director - Ethical healthcare, Pharma

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My client is a boutique agency, combining entrepreneurial flair and energy with unrivalled experience and capabilities, which has given the agency a strong reputation for delivering results. They focus on creating robust, integrated and interactive strategies that reach audiences and support business outcomes in health, nutrition and lifestyle sectors.


They are now looking for a PR Account Director to build solid, sustainable client partnerships by leading the delivery of high quality, innovative, results driven communication campaigns and initiatives for clients in the healthcare and pharma sectors.


  • Establish working partnership across all levels of the client (notably senior players)
  • Build a solid understanding/appreciation of their business objectives and how
  • communications contributes to these
  • Create and oversee the implementation of high quality, effective, innovative and measurable communication campaigns – including product launches, awareness initiatives, digital campaigns, major events, national media outreach, educational initiatives, crisis and issues management
  • Identify current and future opportunities for growth within existing client and work to convert to new business
  • Lead successful new business pitches /strategic program development
  • Raise the agency's profile among relevant organisations and appropriate networks
  • Lead the financial management of client campaigns/initiatives – in an organised, timely and profitable manner
  • Manage the development and retention key team reports (Account Manager, Account Executive, Trainee Account Executive or intern)
  • Be clearly recognised as a senior authority within the business – internally and externally
  • Actively participate in senior team meetings, team WIPs together with strategy planning/developmental sessions for the business
  • Actively lead and manage complex issues – counsel on management strategies, development of materials on complex issues (e.g. key messages, Q&As, reactive position statements), management of implementation


  • 6+ years of experience, gained primarily through consultancy
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of public relations and client service
  • Established experience in the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry
  • Conversant with industry regulations including the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct, the Australian Self Medication Industry Code of Practice and the Therapeutic Goods, Administration Advertising Code
  • Ability to handle all high-end media relations
  • Experience in managing challenging issues and crisis situations for clients (media/other)
  • Strong verbal, editing and writing skills
  • Solid experience in digital communications/initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building skills
  • Ability to generate ideas and think creatively
  • Track record in coaching and developing team members
  • Strong financial and budget management skills
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills


Please get in touch with me at or 02 8667 8888

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